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gordon getting all tangled up. not good news for anybody. this opened up the door for this guy, your joe gibbs racer, denny hamlin. he will take the checkered flag and win for the tech and time in his last three races. that is all for this edition of the breakfast but i'm doing double duty. i'll see you tonight. don't let the beard fool you. it is playoff time. it is tuesday morning. april20th, 2010. there is a live look at dulles. we'll be talking a lot more about the air space and flights being affected as a result of that volcanic ash. much more on that coming up. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. glad to have you along with us this morning. we say good morning to tony perkins. welcome back. >> thank you. good morning. >> i love to seat shots of the airport because i always wish i was going somewhere. >> me too. >> maybe not today. today will be press pretty nice
around here. >> it will -- today will be pretty nice around here. >> it will be pretty nice. temperatures in the upper 60s and a fair a sunshine. here are the current temperatures -- a fair amount of sunshine. here are the current temperatures. 4 # in baltimore. frederick, maryland at 37 degrees. there are some spots out there, other spots as well that are in the 30s. -- 42 in baltimore. we'll have a good a clear sky during the early-morning hours. then as the day progresses, more and more clouds will build in. so enjoy the morning sunshine, some more clouds filtering in for the afternoon. forecast for d.c. for today looks like this. it will be early sunshine and then some late day clouds. high, 68 degrees. our average high for today, 68 degrees. there you go. enjoy it. >> thank you. let's check in with julie wright and get an early look at traffic. >> good morning. so far, so good.
no incidents reported if you are traveling along 95 and 295 out of laurel headed down towards the capital beltway. no lems to report at the american legion bridge. traffic is running smoothly between 270 and tysons corner. # 95 northbound working your way north of duke street. light traffic volume continuing out and across the potomac river. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. new this morning, flames rip through a home in prince george's county overnight. fire broke out about 1:30 this morning. firefighter were able to put it out and nobody was hurt. right now, firefighters are trying to figure out exactly how this fire started. some other stories making headlines. one person is dead, several others injured after an accident in the district that happened in the 3600 block of alabama avenue in southeast. the driver of that toyota was killed after being struck by a speeding van. a child who was riding in that vehicle is said to be in
critical condition. of his in the car. witnesses say the van was traveling dangerously fast. >> i was coming down and the traffic was slowing up right here and i looked in my rearview mirror and this van was coming. it seemed like to me he was doing about 100 miles per hour. he pulled on the side of the incoming traffic and he hit the car right there and that was pretty much everything. >> the driver of the van was rescued after the collision sparked a small fire. no word on if any charges will be filed. d.c. police say they think the murder of brian betts is not random and it is likely he had some connection to the killer. the lack of details has left his neighbors in silver spring
worried. >> we are taking more precautions now. we are considering getting an alarm system now. pretty nerve wracking. >> the investigation now cents are on two key pieces of evidence, betts' home, his blue suv that was taken that turned up 14 miles way in southeast friday afternoon. witnesses describe two men dumping that car in the driveway. it was a frantic ride if a d.c. teacher. police say one of her own students along with an adult an duktd her saturday that d.c. and drove around with her for an hour in montgomery county, finally took her to an atm and forced her to get cash and later tried to sexual lay l.i.e. assault her. woman fought back, was stabbed in the arm and managed to get away. she teaches at wilson high school. now, to a developing story affecting people across the globe. officials say it will take several days for regular traffic to resume but some flights are starting to make their way to and from europe. around the globe, some eight million travelers have been stranded for days because of the ash from the volcano in
iceland. it now stretches from canada across europe. test flights show the concentration of ash in the air is starting to fade. sarah simmons is live at dulles with the latest developments. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. most of the flights in and out of dull duel less still remain either canceled or delayed if they are heading to or from europe at this point. there are a small number. flights that have been able to leave in scotland. the restriction have been lifted in northern england but we are just hearing crossing the associated press wire now that most of the london airports, all of them, in fact, will likely remain closed throughout the rest of the day as the ash cloud continues to still be a threat in that area. there are still some small number of flights in places like paris, madrid and frankfurt that are still getting out at this point. the international flights, some of those flights have been able to come in and out of places like chicago and jfk but still everything is kind of in flux at this point. here at dulles, there were some
passengers that have been stranded for the past five days here. we heard -- they've heard that some of the airlines were starting to fly yesterday. there were long lines last night for germany's lufthansa airlines, people that were just hoping to get out before the small window shut that they could get on a plane an get out of here. this more than, we were still noticing there are some delays, cancellations that are still in effect as the ash continues to rise and fall though. passengers are becoming very anxious. >> it is very stressful and nobody knows what is going to happen. so we are very stressful right now. >> we changed our minds and our thoughts between very deep and very high, not frustrating but it was a very big experience for us. >> reporter: now, due to all of these cancellations and this backlog, there are actually a lot of the hotel rooms we
understand in this yard that are quite booked up. last night, there was a group of people that from were from london that were trying to get back that said they had to stay in baltimore in order to get a hotel room and are making their way back here hoping to get on a flight. we're live here in dulles, sarah simmons, fox 5 news. back to you. also new, the white house has reversed a policy carried over from the bush administration involving education and sports. police are calling it a tragic misunderstanding between a mother and know the stain. after an alpaca? i have. it was awesome. ♪ call 1-800-steemer
president obama will pay tribute to the 29 miners killed in west virginia. he will deliver. eulogy at the public service on sunday. vice president joe biden will also be there. the april blast at the upper big branch mine killed 29 miners. president obama has ordered a review of mine safety records and is calling for stronger mining laws. a series of unfortunate events is now police are describing the situation that led to the death of a 7-month-
old baby in california. two parents left their daughter in the car after getting home saturday night. police say both adults thought another one took the infant n they went to bed. around 3:00 a.m., they slept until noon the income day. the next more than, the father left for the gym not realizing his infant was dead in the back of the car. >> both parents had seen the door to the child's room closed and had assumed the other parent put her in the crib. apparently she was a light sleeper so it wasn't their practice to go into the room so she wouldn't wake her up. the u.s. department of education is repealing a policy carried over from the bush administration. it allowed schools and colleges to use a survey to prove lack of interest in starting a new women's sport. critic as i the policy weakened federal law providing equal
opportunities for female athletes. secretary of education says discrimination still exists in college athletic programs and that the obama administering will be vigilant about enforcing the law. a local traffic stop is now the center of an investigation. >> coming up next, we'll hear why one woman said says the deputy took her away from a car and left her all alone in another part of town. also coming up, the latest on today's weather forecast. not a bad one. we'll take a look at this morning's rush hour traffic with julie wright. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back.
at least this time of the day yesterday. tony was still sleeping when it was cold, weren't you? >> yes, i was. >> nice to have a three-day weekend. >> sometimes it is. >> we are starting off kind of cool but if the day shapes up anything like yesterday, we should not be in bad shape. >> today, overall not a bad day. let's show you the current temperatures around the region. it is a cool to cold start to the day depending on where you are. for example, out in manassas, 36 degrees at this hour. chilly. 38 in martinsburg. 38 in winchester here in the district. we are at 49 degrees. baltimore is at 42. leonardtown, 4 # degrees. we'll show you that we've got some beginning to push into the region. leonardtown, 42 degrees. more clouds out there and as the day progresses, we'll see more clouds push in i think particularly this afternoon after some morning sunshine. take a look at the futurecast. there is the threat of some rain, not today but tomorrow.
show you why. there are your clouds that we were showing for you today and again, although not a mostly cloudy skies this morning, by later on today, those clouds do push in. then for this afternoon, things look pretty good. by tomorrow morning, we get some shower activity beginning to develop first to our south and then it moves through our region. it is associated with a storm system that will be coming through the south. that should be it for precipitation for the workweek. maybe some more precip over the course of of the weekend. forecast for washington for today, early sunshine, some late day clouds. 68degrees for your high. that is our average high for this day. for tonight, we'll be looking for cloudy skies. cool overnight once again. your overnight low in town, 48 degrees. five-day forecast, tomorrow, i mentioned clouds and some rain showers during the course of the day, thursday, friday, not bad. highs around 07 degrees. saturday, a threat of some showers and thunderstorms. high 68. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, here is julie wright with
an update on traffic. >> not looking so bad right now. we do have the lane open if you are travel ago long the beltway at the wilson bridge. top side of the beltway also at speed between college park and bethesda. traveling in from gaithersburg this morning, southbound 270, pedal to the metal doing the double nickel out towards the split. no problems reported if you are continuing along 355 leaving clarkburg headed in towards rockville. here we are live 395 at seminary road. broken-down truck there. there was a meeting of the mind to try to find a way to ease the gridlock on i-66. local, state and national experts hosted a town hall meeting to talk about ideas. they include increasing the use of the shoulders and a bus only ramp at nutley street. if you would like to watch last
night's meeting, you can go for myfoxdc.com, cluck on web links. a by star traffic stop at the center of a loud on county investigation of a woman claims a deputy took her away from her car and left her alone in a strange part of town. wisdom martin has her story. >> reporter: tamra thompson was on her way home to charlestown, west virginia from work when she was pulled over by a loudoun county deputy. he said do you know why i'm pulling you over. >> reporter: she says he gave her a ticket for speeding. >> he said your license is suspended. >> she said it was a clerical error. >> i asked can i just wait in the car for my family to come pick me up. the answer was absolutely not.
>> reporter: she says against her wishes, the deputy drove her several miles away and dropped her off at a 7-eleven in leesburg. >> please don't take me there. i am afraid to be there by myself at nighttime. >> reporter: she says the deputy drove away. thompson then called her family. >> i will do whatever it takes to make sure this never happens to any other woman. >> reporter: the sheriff's department says they first learned of the complaint through the media. they say they received a written complaint regarding the traffic stop and they are investigating the matter. wisdom martin, fox 5 news. >> the woman said she came back later, her car was still sitting in the same spot. it had not been towed. we still have plenty more this morning for you on fox 5 morning news. >> reporter: check out this candidate. there is something that makes him very unique. ♪
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find ways to restore the river and the watershed. the anacostia river one of the most polluted in the country. the maryland governor says the million people living near the river have a responsibility. >> we're ahead of most of the rest of the country because of the gift we have of living so close to the water w that gift also come a responsibility to figure out maybe in at vance of the rest of our countrymen what it will take to clean up these waters. >> the turn it around program includes a two-year plan from all the regions where the anacostia runs. one young maryland man is using his laptop to spread the word about his political campaign. he is running for office in his hometown. >> as beth parker found out, he is not your typical candidate. >> reporter: candidate bret fe ti. tl, he will go door to door to get votes. he is a serious politician. he is also barely old enough to vote. >> i'm just 18 years old and first thing i did was register to vote. >> reporter: next on the agenda turned out to be running for office. >> some friends and local
neighbors came up to me and said -- expressed their frustration with government and they asked, hey, bret, why don't you run? >> reporter: his response, why not? >> once one person found out that i was running t just spread like a wildfire. >> reporter: this candidate for meyersville, maryland town council is already making promises. >> i want it be a different politician p i want to reach out to the community and get the community more involved and i want to listen actually listen and understand their true concerns. >> reporter: he is a registered republican affiliated with the tea party movement. >> i am a fiscal conservative. >> reporter: he became interested in politics during the last presidential race. he grew up in meyersville. he still lives at home. >> that is how i pay my rent, just mowing the lawn. >> reporter: his campaign headquarters is in his brother's old bedroom. he is a full-time student at frederick community college and works part-time at a day care. >> i am a proud american. you will say that.
i love this country. i will remain humble that i have this opportunity to run for office. >> reporter: now, as can you see on the sign, meyersville is a town between frederick and hagerstown. now, if in fact bret fe ti. dl is elected, he will have to deal with a million dollar project to fix up main street. >> it is becoming a safety hazard for motorcyclists and for bus drivers i'm just an ordinary citizen stepping up to the placentia plate to represent a great town. >>-- up to the plate to represent a great town. >> he hasn't become jaded like a lot of the older politicians so we'll see. that is great. we still have alet more ahead on fox 5 morning news. sarah similar monday is following the story of travel troubles for us today.
>> reporter: that's right. flights are starting to move across europe but there is a new threat from that volunteer khan owe in iceland that could change all that. i'll have an update when fox 5 morning news returns -- from that volcano in iceland that could change all that. i'll have an update when fox 5 morning news returns.
side. it will warm up a little bit later though. dramatic shot in iceland sunday after lightning emerged from the active volcano there. the volcano spewing lava and pees of molten rock ad lightning flickered above it and inside of it. >> the volcano started erupting last wednesday for the second time in a month. the arby plume has wreaked havoc on air travel across europe and around the world really and sarah simmons is down at dulles airport. she will be talking more about that coming up. >> every day we learn manage. i had not heard of this before. >> the picture are really dramatic. i love that. >> they are fantastic pictures. i don't know much about lightning inside of volcanos but i will be looking into it in a little bit. >> okay. you and tucker google. today, are we in for a pretty good day? >> yes, i think it will be a pretty
decent day. we'll see some more clouds moving in later. let's look at the temperatures at the area airports. at i cool start to the day. at reagan national airport, it is 49 degrees. dulles at 44 degrees. bwi marshall is at 42. here is a look at the satellite- radar, reagan national reporting partly cloudy skies and can you see that cloud cover as it pushes into the region. we'll see a decent sunrise this morning. but then as the day progresses, more clouds will build in. for today, the forecast looks like this. early sunshine to late day clouds, high 68 degrees. >> nice. >> not too bad. more details coming up in just a little bit. >> let's go to julie wright and get a look at traffic. >> before we hit the roads, with we'll talk about the rail. metro says they have emergency track maintenance taking place
on metro's reds line. they are single tracking between fort totten and tacoma. they hope to have it resolved shortly but in the meantime, single tracking between fort totten and tacoma. northbound 95, 495 north of route 4 headed around towards landover and into college park, inner loop still smooth sailing as well as you travel southbound back toward oxon hill. 395 north, the truck still there on the shoulder. very little delay as you continue northbound on the hovs. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. new this more than, take a look at this. this is a fire that tore through a home in prince george's county overnight. the fire broke out on coyden lane in bowie this morning. firefighters were able to put it out and nobody was hurt. cause of the fire still under investigation.
also making headlines this more than, police are investigating a deadly car accident in the district. one person was killed in a collision in the 3600 block of alabama avenue in southeast. witnesses say a van crossed over the double yellow line and crashed into a toyota with several children aged two to 11 inside. the driver of the toyota was killed. witnesses say the van was going dangerously fast. >> knocked the street light down often the post and it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean this guy was booking. and i moon he hit this car so hard to throw the van up in the air like that, i know he was traveling at every bit of a hundred. >> police arrived and helped free the drive of the van which caught fire behaves fuel leak. one of the children is now said to be in critical condition. we don't know if any charges will be filed in this case. as a murder mystery of a d.c. principal deepens, his
neighbors say the lack details has left them worried. police have established more of a time line of the last hours. they say it happened likely after 11:30 wednesday night and before 7:00 a.m. thursday when he failed to show up for school. his home and his stolen suv are two key pieces of evidence. >> many times there is receipts or other papers left behind by people would steal vehicles who are in them for this period of time. we want to be able it look at that niveght to see if it will direct us to who is responsible, who was in that car. >> we don't believe that this was a random act. while we can't fullery rule out that it might be random, we believe that there was some connection with mr. betts and his killer. >> a coworker found betts shot to death in an upstairs bedroom of his silver spring home. police still won't say if a murder weapon was recovered. another d.c. educator becomes the target of a crime. police say her student, a 15-
year-old boy from wilson high school and an adult abducted her saturday in d.c., drove to an atm some montgomery county to get money and tried to sexual a l. -- sexually assault her. she fought back and was stabbed in the arm. right now, police don't think the teen knew they were abducting his teacher until they got in her car. now to the developing story affecting people across the globe. millions of travelers remain stranded because of volcanic ash spewing from this volcano in iceland. officials warn it will be some time before we see a return to normal air traffic. sarah simmons is live for us at dulles international with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are a couple of flights that we are looking at, one that was supposed to head to london's heathrow airport that has been canceled from dulles and another one to paris that has since been delayed. there are some flights that are starting to take off over in
europe and there are a few flights as well that are coming out of scotland but a majority of the flights still remain canceled over there especially in london where all of the airports will likely remain closed today due to the ash cloud. if you take a look at a map that we have here, this is where it currently is at this point, that ash cloud still extending all the way over to canada as well although it has been fading which has allowed some of the flight to take off. there is another threat of another ash plume that lingers right now that they are keeping an eye on. that is likely why the flights are remaining canceled coming out of london at this point. here at dulles, passengers have been stranded for days now but they got excited last night when they heard some flights were starting to take off. there was quite a bit of a line at germany's lufthansa airline. there are still some delays and
cancellation now. there were some international flights that were able to get in from overseas into places like chicago yesterday. there was one man that talked about his trip home from rome. >> we decided on friday night to call around. we couldn't rent a karsh couldn't get a train ticket. we were able to found a drive to drive us down to rome. it took us about 14 hours to get to rome. right before our flight was supposed to take off sunday morning at 11:00, they closed the airport. i thought we would be there until wednesday or thursday. >> just to give you an idea how desperate some people are, that gentleman you heard speaking from rome paid about $2,600 for that drive to get to where he needed to go so people are very desperate at this point the a lot of hotel rooms booked up around the dulles international airport. the white house seems to be getting involved in providing some relief to the folk who are over there in england. about 40,000 americans that are apparently trapped essentially over in england.
we are live here at dulles, sarah simmons, fox 5 news. back to you. also new this morning a tough crowd for president obama as he hit the campaign trail for some fellow democrats. >> she is v we are going to do that. hey, hold on a second. held on a second. i'm sorry, do you want to come up here? >> we'll tell you why things got a little bit testy overnight. first, we'll check the markets. not a great day yesterday. the dow rebounded and ended up in positive territory. the nikkei down just a fraction overnight as well, down eight points i we're back with more. , ayseh
president obama face a tough crowd in california septuplet ping for fellow democrats to raise money for upcoming election campaigns. he stood alongside senator barbara boxer whose approval rating is below 40%. hecklers interrupted the president several times during his speech, some calling on him to repeal the don't ask, don't tell policy. >> i'm sorry. do you want to come up here? because can i just say once
again, barbara and i are supportive of repealing don't ask don't tell is he i don't know why air hollering. >> president obama's events are expected to raise as much as three and a half million dollars for senator boxer and the democratic national committee. a senate committee sub meaned documents in last year's mass shooting at fort hood. questions have been raised about whether the government had information that could have prevented the shooting that left 13 people dead. call on the cam remark the rescue that was high in the sky. the question is how did the person who was stuck get stranded so high in the sky? we'll find out coming up. and we are also going to be checking out your morning commute for you and taking a look at our weather for today. we'll check in with tony. rnndes
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treatment but he is doing just fine. >> amazing the guys when they climb up there. we see it here all the time when they head up there. but tough enough having a broken ankle on the ground. >> look at the view from up there. >> yeah. i would prefer not to look down. but that's why they have that job and we have this job. >> how did they get him down? >> i don't know. hopefully he is doing all right. >> i often wonder what it looks like from 5'6" because i'm 5'2". what is it going to be like today. >> i think it will be a fairly teasent day as far as our temperatures go. first of all, we'll have i mix of sun and then clouds today so some sun and cloud cover during the early-morning hours and more clouds later. temperatures where they should be.
we'll top out in the upper 60s. that is where we should be for this time of year. showers return tomorrow. some shower activity during the course of the day tomorrow. and then the weekend looks unsettled. saturday we could see some showers, maybe a couple of thunderstorms as well. here is a look at the current temperatures around the region. 49degrees right now in washington. baltimore is at 42. dulles at 44 early this morning. a look at the satellite-radar. we'll show you some of the cloud cover that is factoring in. reagan national airport reporting partly cloudy skies. you can see the clouds pushing in from the south and west. thicker clouds well out to the south and west. they will work their way in here much later today. here is a look at the surface map for today. we have the chilly conditions this morning with some areas seeing their temperatures in the 30s. as the day progresses, those clouds build in and then an area of low pressure will pass
to the south and that is what will bring some shower activity to us during the day tomorrow. the real storminess will remain to our south but we do think we'll get showers coming through. forecast for washington for today, early sunshine, some late day clouds. high # 8 degrees. that is our average high for today. your five-day forecast, tomorrow, clouds, some rain showers, thursday and friday look pretty good. i mentioned the weekend looks a bit unsettled. saturday, 68 degrees with a chance of showers and maybe some thunderstorms. that is it for the weather. now, let's find out what is happening with that. lane are open if you are traveling the top stretch. beltway leaving college park headed around towards 270. height traffic volume 95, 295 in great shape for those traveling out of laurel. your lane are open traveling each way at the wilson bridge. no problems to report on 395. earlier, we were showing you pictures of a stalled tractor- trailer near seminary road. that activity now cleared. here is the live shot crossing
over the 14th street bridge, you are at speed continuing across the potomac. metro's red line now single tracking because of track maintenance between fort totten and tacoma. that will add additional time to your ride on metro's red line. the obama administering says it is not considering a value-added tax to tackle the nation's growing deficit. it is sort of a national sales tax used in some places like europe that forces consumers to pay on the market value added to a product at each stage of manufacture or distribution. last month, one. president obama's top economic advisors suggest it as way to help bring down huge annual deficits. white house says it is president does not want to burden middle class families. >> a% would be about $700 billion a year. we would want to phase it in
slowly over time. >> the senate rejected the idea of a value-added tax. before you run out and buy the new 3-d tv set doctors and researchs are are warning about the torrential dangers of spending too much time in front of a 3-d deceive. it comes with a warning about prolonged exposure and says children under six shouldn't watch it at all. it could cause motion sickness. ate tech blog claims this is nut iphone 4 g which is possessed to hit stores later this year actual cording to the web site, it was found in a bar near apple's headquarters. the phone had been reported missing. a front facing video cam prosecute ray for cried i don't
visit our nation's national parks. >> the nine day long celebration started saturday and ones through april 25th which is this coming sunday. another way to have a little bit of fun, watch the caps in the playoffs. great game last night. dave ross has our sports breakfast. >> and the playoff beard grows. good tuesday morning. dave ross here with you. the caps series has shifted north of the border to canada where last night's pivotal game three awaited a win for the caps and they would resume home ice advantage in the series. a loss, well, let's not even talk about a loss, will we? no, we won't. the caps on the road in their road white. the floodgates would open from this goal. mike green and he will get it over. he likes what he sees and gets that one right past the goal tender. the goal tender had a rough
night. again on the rebound and fair scores 3-0. and watch the great eight from his knee. alex ovechkin, his second goal of the playoffs. caps go to win 5-1. caps now lead the best of seven series two games to one. game four wednesday night back here. mike shan shan says he loves draft picks -- shanahan says he loves draft picks and has never been this this situation before. >> history will it would you there is not much trading in the top four picks. we've looked at it a number of different ways but in the recent years, there is not a
lot of movement up there. we are listening. the phones will be open. we have a listed phone number in case someone wants to make a trade but it is hard to project what is going to happen. >> your surprising washington nationals kick started a four- game set with the rockies back home in d.c. the nats have surprised many with their solid play. and with a win, they go back over 500 for only the second time in this young campaign. could they do is it in well -- could they do it? >> well, let's take a look. it was 3-0 nats after that home run by harris, his second of the year and great defense e s the sweet turn to adam dunn. the nats beat the rockies 5-2. if you ain't rubbing, you ain't racing.
they were rubbing at the texas vicinity cup race in ft. worth. they are getting all tang you would up. a nine-car wreck. gordon finished 21st followed by stew at at 32nd. denny hamlin will take the checkered flag and win for the second time in his last three races. i'll sue tonight at 6:00 and 11, don't let the beard fool you. it's playoff time i'll see you tonight at 6:00 and 11:00. checking your morning commute and your forecast this morning. there is a look at the wilson bridge right now. your temperature here in the d.c. area coming in at a chilly 49 degrees this morning. back with more of fox 5 morning news at 6:00. we'll see you then. t